Well we went to San Francisco as planned and guess what? We were only able to get one song mixed and mastered because the lead guitar parts were clipped on the original recordings. So I'm back to the drawing board but only have to re-record the lead guitar at a lower level. Shouldn't take too long.
Hello everyone, I'll be heading down to San Francisco on the 18th of this month for mixing and mastering my CD. We're getting close to the finish product.
Well, it appears that Jim's cancer has returned. He is in all our prayers.. We have found someone to sit in for Jim while he's recovering. Our new drummer is Dave Garcia. Daved joined us a couple of weeks ago and I think he we fill in just fine. As for my cd, I'm never satisfied, so I don't know when it will actually be complete. Perhaps I should let you listen to it and let you decide if you're ready for it. I do have my debut single already in rotation on: Http://thecoast.ning.com You can be one of the first to get a copy by visiting the link to my Store. I'll keep you posted.
Great News!!!! Our drummer's cancer has gone into remission....... All yours prayers definitely helped.....
Jazzmataz made it's first concert appearance for a crowd of about 500-600 people today. I will post some pics soon so be sure to come back and check them out.
Hey everyone, a little setback has occurred. Our drummer is not well. Please send your prayers to Jim Dempsey.
It's official. The new name of my band is JazzMatazz. However, I will still have projects under Tony Elder.
Great news!!!!!!! My new single, " HAPPY FEELING" is in rotation on "The Coast Radio, NJ" and is currently Number 1 on the charts.
Hello everyone. I just recorded some sax last night and the results were good. I have two other songs that need some sax.... This year is almost over so I don't think we'll meet our deadline. The good things is we're not rushing. We want to deliver to you a quality cd.
It's been a while since my last post. Hope everyone is patient. Well, here's the update. All the rhythm tracks have been recorded. The lead and rhytym guitar parts are complete. Also all effects, bell and whistles as I call them are all completed. Just need a few sax parts here and there. I'm planning on getting that started this weekend. I'm getting more excited as I see the fruits of my labor progress. Stay tuned for the next episode!!!!!!
I have worked on getting this CD done. It seems like ages. What I've learned is that many obstacles can get in the way. Here's where I am. We have recorded all but one rhythm tracks. The next step is to record the last rhythm track. Next I will record all the lead guitar melodies and and any related string parts, solos, effects, etc.. I will then transfer all the material to my Bass player's recorder for mix down and mastering... From there we'll complete all the logistics for the album cover and get ready for duplication. Complete all legalities and finally release the CD. That's alot of work so I'll talk to you later.
The Band and I are on a mini vacation. See you in about a week.
If any of you have pictures from the gig 6-7-09 at Majestic Lounge, please send them to me. I would like to post them on my website.
I just wanted to thank those of you who attended our performance at the Majestic Lounge.
For those of you that couldn't make it, perhaps we'll see you next time. We all had a wonderful time.
Things did not happen the way we planned. We accidentally had some of our equipment taken so that delayed our performance start time but once we got started and adjusted our sound while we were playing, everything was okay. I also want to thank Greg and Joyce for having us perform.
Only three more songs left to record on my cd so stay tuned. We will be announcing a CD release party when it's all done.
Be sure to check out the photo gallery. We have added some pics of the gig. Special thanks goes out to Willie Young for all that he does. Willie has taken some fantastic pictures of my band. If any of you would like to use his services, there's a link below. Willie is the the owner of YOUNG VIDEO IMAGING. Http://www.youngvideoimaging.com He also does weddings, school events, parties, bands, etc, you name it!!!!